Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 14, 2014
Weyher Fulkerson is proud to announce that each of its Salt Lake City criminal defense attorneys has been accepted into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. This follows the lawyers’ recent acceptance into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The additional “Top 40 Under 40” designation recognizes these legal professionals for being among the top 40 trial attorneys in their field who are under the age of 40 (for their particular state or highly-populated region). According to the organization’s website, The National Trial Lawyers each year extends membership to leading criminal defense and civil plaintiff attorneys across the U.S.—particularly those who have been deemed as having the highest qualifications in their legal fields. The lawyers at Weyher Fulkerson who were granted membership to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 were Attorneys Zachary J. Weyher, Melissa Fulkerson and Josie Brumfield.
Both peer nominations and third-party research are used in the Top 40 Under 40 selection process, according to The National Trial Lawyers’ website. The young attorneys who are chosen must be those who demonstrate top-level trial results, professional qualifications and leadership skills. Numerous factors concerning the candidates’ professional achievements are taken into account during the selection process. Some of these include the following: the reputation of the trial attorney in the legal community and among the public, the lawyer’s previous trial achievements, the lawyer’s leadership roles or membership in distinguished trial attorney organizations, trial law board certifications obtained by the attorney, etc.
Attorney Weyher is Weyher Fulkerson’s founding attorney. He has extensive litigation experience, considering that he previously spent years handling complex commercial litigation cases throughout the United States. Prior to launching Weyher Fulkerson, he served as a global litigation lawyer at another law firm. He has represented clients in various types of courts, including administrative, state and federal courts. Today, he focuses his legal career on practicing criminal defense and regional litigation.
Attorneys Fulkerson and Brumfield are also skilled trial lawyers. They are both graduates of the Western Trial Advocacy Institute, which is in Laramie, Wyoming. They also both earned their law degrees from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, as did Mr. Weyher. Ms. Fulkerson, who solely practices criminal defense, conducts most of her trial work in the area of DUI defense. Ms. Brumfield provides defense in criminal trials, and she also handles civil litigation. She has practiced law in just about every jurisdiction within the state of Utah. Attorneys Fulkerson and Brumfield both formerly worked for the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association.